Originally Posted by jsmiddleton4
Following your steps to create a mkv that has the DolbyTrueHD and AC3 tracks as separate audio, making the AC3 the default, played fine on the AIOS and via VLC via laptop connected hdmi like an htpc. Did not play on the BDT500. Sorta played but stuttered like mad.
I compared files that had similar structure, 2 audio tracks-one HD-one AC3, that did play on the BDT500 to my newly created mkv's that did not.
Only noticeable difference was size. The files I just created following your steps, which made it very easy by the way, were rather large. Obviously no compression. Where the files that did play despite having 2 audio codecs were significantly smaller. DVDFab V8 made mkv's were quite smaller.
So this morning my experient was to make the initial mkv with DVDFab V8. With that MKV use hdbrstream, it is just a eac3to gui yes?, exported the DolbyTrueHD as an AC3 audio track and then MKVMerge to insert the ac3 back into the MKV as the default. It is simple and reads harder than it sounds.
THAT mkv plays perfectly across all my devices, includes both HD audio and AC3 audio, and does not stutter.
File size comparison:
Files I made last night: just over 30gb. Files starting with DVDFab made mkv: 11gb max for Transformers.
The Panasonic appears to be choking on the large file size. Could speculate it is a network bandwidth issue but the AIOS and the laptops are connected via same network to same NAS.
Yea it's just a GUI for eac3to. I suggest it for people that don't like cli or having difficulties with it.
The audio files should not be any smaller using dvdfab. If it is the. You are not getting thd. It is actually compressing your thd to something else.
Can you try these three things?
Combined thd and ac3 like I had suggested earlier.
I don't know why you ended up with two files, thd and ac3, if you followed my directions. You should have a single audio file that has both thd and ac3 in it.